22Aug, 2017

Proactive, Managed IT Services Save Small and Medium Businesses Thousands of Dollars Yearly

Every dollar a small business spends needs to have an immediate and quantifiable return. This is especially true for critical services such as I.T. support. If you are one of the millions of small businesses that depend upon your technology to keep your business running, proactive Managed IT Services will save you money, improve your efficiencies and reduce your downtime. The Solution With the advent of new monitoring tools and the ability to remotely deliver [...]

15Jul, 2017

Password Strength is Key in Business and Personal Information Security

In today's technologically driven business marketplace one of most often overlooked points of vulnerability to your business and personal information security is the strength or weakness of the passwords that you define for usage when logging into: your computer network, email provider, online banking, accounting or payroll applications. To underestimate the importance of strong passwords is to leave the door wide open to identity theft and corporate piracy. Your passwords must be a robust combination [...]

28Jun, 2017

Small Office or Home Network Connectivity Troubleshooting – Part Two

This is part two in our series for network connectivity troubleshooting. Confirming the connectivity with the Internet was the focus of the first four steps in our process. We now continue with the remaining steps to help you discover what the problem with your Internet connection might be. 5. Check functionality. Once the network cable has been confirmed to be working correctly, we need to see if the router is working correctly. Since you have [...]

08May, 2017

Small Office or Home Network Connectivity Troubleshooting – Part One

To most computer support persons, having problems connecting to the Internet via a router and a high-speed connection is not a major issue. However, for those who do not understand some basic technology concepts, solving connectivity problems will be a struggle. The following will give you some tips of where to look for network connectivity problems and how to perform some basic network connectivity troubleshooting tasks. Most of the initial steps of this process are [...]

17Apr, 2017

Maintaining HIPAA Compliance with Online Data Storage

Keeping patient records secure and private is the concern of every hospital and health care provider, yet most organizations are often overwhelmed with years and years of patient information and the lack of adequate network or file server storage space. Destroying these health records in order to make room for more storage is often not an option. Patients and staff want access to all these health care records, and physicians require them in order to [...]

04Mar, 2017

Computer Backup Solutions – Are All Systems a Go?

The subject of computer backup solutions has always been a topic of importance when it comes to preserving critical data on your workstations and server computers. These days there are more options available to you in this arena, which can be both a help and a hindrance. On one hand, having more options is helpful because better solutions have been brought to the marketplace from which you can now choose to fit your needs. A [...]

10Feb, 2017

4 Steps to Creating a Basic Businesses Disaster Recovery Plan

Loss of data is a common problem for businesses. Fortunately, it's a problem that can easily be avoided with the correct preparation. While devastating amounts of data can be lost during catastrophes like hurricanes, terrorist attacks, fires and floods - it doesn't take such large events to cause a business to lose important data. It can be as simple as dropping a laptop to the floor, or a power surge that results in burning out [...]

17Jan, 2017

8 Ways to Keep Your Small Business Secure

If you own and operate a small business, lowering costs is an important part of keeping your company in the black. Cutting costs on your IT budget could inadvertently compromise your company’s security. Even though small businesses may not have all of the resources that large corporations do, they are still just as vulnerable to the same security threats. Here are some ways to help keep your small business secure: 1. Purchase commercial Anti-Virus Software. [...]

01Dec, 2016

6 Password Tips to Protect Against Business and Identity Theft

Ah, those pesky passwords. If you work in the corporate world or in an office, you have one for your computer and email account and, unless there is a method for password synchronization amongst your different applications and services, you probably have more than one that must be remembered to use these various applications. Add those to the ones that you have for your home or personal Internet use, such as your banking, social media [...]

12Nov, 2016

6 Free Windows Operating System Support Tools

Whether you are an automotive mechanic or a top IT professional, you need to have the right tools for the job. Unlike an automotive mechanic however, you don't have to spend tens of thousands of your company’s hard earned dollars on the tools you need. These basic Windows Operating System Support Tools, tools you can use for IT and PC support duties, are free to download from Free Windows Operating System Support Tools: 1. [...]

25Oct, 2016

Remaining Innovative is a Key to Business Growth

Whether you are launching a start-up or several years into operating your business, you need to continue to maintain an innovative mindset that will allow you to creatively fuel business growth. This means exercising your creative thinking skills in order to develop and explore new ideas, opening the doors to new and better opportunities. In order to foster a creative mindset, here are some tips to help you stay on the cutting edge of thought [...]

17Aug, 2016

Why Your Company Needs an Internet Use Policy

With computers and Internet access such an integral part of every business, and the Internet filled with everything from gambling to pornographic websites, it is critical that your organization has an Internet Use Policy in place. This policy can help prevent your employees from accidentally or intentionally causing harm to your company or your company’s reputation. While you don’t want to give your employees the idea that they are living in George Orwell’s 1984, you [...]